In honor of Small Business Saturday, instead of shopping, we continued to support the small construction business of our amazing carpenter, who spent the day dismantling our kitchen with his college-age son and another young man who is a family friend of theirs. Stuart helped take down the chimney. We gave the built in bookcases a fresh coat of paint. I made chili for lunch and lost my keys. All in all, a productive, exhausting, dusty day. Scroll down to see a bunch of pictures (comments in captions).
I still haven't found my keys...
|Step One of removing 60+ year old metal cabinets is whatever they're doing.|
|The fridge now lives in the living room. Something round fell out of the ceiling and Stuart caught it.|
|This delightful vintage wallpaper was behind the chalkboard. Two people have already suggested that I cut pieces out and have them framed, and I'm actually considering it.|
|What, you don't store wine glasses and the stand mixer on the windowsill of your bathroom??!|
|Our temporary kitchen/dining room looks like a bomb shelter.|
|The dust mask wasn't entirely helpful.|
|Pretty much everything was out except for the trash.|
|All cleaned up and ready for asbestos removal first thing in the morning!|